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deuisiō it is vtterly decayed, during their crueltie & madnes, the primatiue churche increased: but thorowe this schisme it is confounded and ouerthrowen. Tyrauntes did ignorauntly offend: but in this schisme many do wittingly and willingly euen of obstinacie offende. There came in heretikes, vsers of Symony and hypocrytes, to the great detryment & deceit of the churche, vnder those tyrauntes the merytes of the iust were increased. But during this Schisme, mischief and wyckednes are augmented, for in this moste cursed and execrable deuision, truthe was made an enemie vnto all Christians faith is not regarded loue and charitie hated, hope is lost, iustice ouerthrowen no kynde of courage or valiauntnes, but only vnto mischief: modestie and tēperaunce cloked, wisdome tourned into deceit, humilitie fained, equitie and truthe falsyfied, pacience vtterly fled conscience small al wickednes intēded, deuotion counted folly, gentlenes abiect and cast away, religion despysed, obedience not regarded, and all maner of lyfe reprochefull and abhominable. With how great and greuous sorowes is the churche of God, replenyshed and fylled, whyles that tyrauntes doo oppressed it, heretykes inuade it, vsers of Symony doo spoyle and rob it and Schismatikes go about vtterly to subuerte it? MarginaliaThis Schisme cōtinued. xl. yeresO moste miserable and wretched Christian people, whome now by the space of xl. yeares, with suche indurate and continuall Schisme, they haue tourmented and almost brought to rewyne. O the litle barke and shyp of Christe whiche hath so long tyme wandred and strayd now in the middest of the whorlepooles, and by & by stycke fast in the rockes, tossed to and fro with moste greuous and tempesteous stormes. O miserable & wretched bote of Peter, if the moste holy father would suffer thee to synke or drown into what daungers and peryls haue the wicked pyrates brought thee, amongest what rockes haue they placed thee. O moste godly and louyng Christians what faithfull deuout man is there, whiche beholding and seyng the great ruyne and decaye of the churche would not be prouoked vnto teares: what good conscience is there that can refrayne wepyng? Because that contention and stryfe is poured vpon the ecclesiasticall rulers whiche haue made vs to erre in the way, because they haue not founde or rather woulde not fynde the way of vnitie and concorde. Whereupon so many heresyes and so great confusion is sprong vp and growen in the flock of Peter and the folde of our Lorde.

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MarginaliaHe sturreth vp the Emperoure Sigismonde.Many princes, kynges and prelates, haue greatly laboured and traueled for the rootyng out hereof, but yet could they neuer bryng to passe or finishe that moste holsome and necessary worke. Wherfore moste Christian kyng this moste glorious and triumphaunt victory hath taried only for thee, the crowne and glorie thereof shalbe thyne for euer, and this moste happie victorie shalbe continually celebrate to thy great honour and prayse, that thou haste restored agayne the churche whiche was so spoyled thou haste remoued and put away all inueterate and ouergrowen Schismes and deuisions, thou hast troden downe vsers of Symony, and rooted out all heretikes, doest thou not beholde and see howe great perpetual and famous renowme and glory it wilbe vnto thee? For what can be more iuste, what more holy, what more better, what more to be desired, or finally what can be more acceptable then to roote out this wycked and abhominable Schisme, to restore the churche agayne vnto her auncient libertie, to extinguishe and put away all Symony, and to condemne and destroy all errors and heresyes frō amonst the flocke of the faythfull. Nothing truly can be better, nothyng more holy, nothyng more profitable for the whole world and finally nothyng more acceptable vnto God for the performaunce of whiche moste holy & godly worke thou waste elect and chosen of God, thou waste first deputed & chosen in heauen before thou wast elect and chosen vpon earth. Thou waste first appoynted by the celestiall and heauenly prynces before the electours of the Empyre did electe or chuse vpon thee. And specially that by thy Imperiall force and power, thou shouldest condemne and destroye those errours and heresies whiche we haue presently in hande to be condemned and subuerted. To the perfourmaunce of this moste holy worke God hath geuē vnto thee the knowledge and vnderstanding of his diuine truthe and verititie, power of princely maiestie, and the iust iudgement of equitie and righteousnes, as the moste hyghest him selfe doth saye, I haue geuen the vnderstanding and wysdome, to speake & vtter my wordes, and haue sette thee to rule ouer nations and kyngdomes, that thou shouldest helpe the peo-ple, plucke and destroye iniquitie, and by exercising of iustice, thou shouldest I say destroy all errours and heresies, and specially this obstinate heretike here present thorowe whose wickednes and mischiefe many places of the worlde are infected with moste pestilent and hereticall poyson, and by his meanes and occasion, all moste vtterly subuerted and destroyed. MarginaliaLoripes tū deridut, æthrops album.This most holy and godly labour, O most noble prince, was reserued only for thee, vpon thee it doth only lye, vnto whome the whole rule & ministration of iustice is geuen: wherfore thou hast establyshed thy prayse and renowme, euen by the mouthes of infantes and suckyng babes, for thy prayses shalbe celebrate for euermore that thou hast destroyed & ouerthrowen suche & so great ennemies of the fayth. The whiche that thou mayest prosperously and happely perfourme & bryng to passe, the Lorde Iesu Christ may vouchsafe to graunte thee his grace and helpe, who is blessed for euer and euer. Amen.

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When this Sermone was thus ended, the Procurer of the councell rysing vp, requyred that the proces of the cause against Iohn Hus myght be continued, and proceade vnto the difinitiue sentence. Then a certain bishop which was appointed one of the iudges, declared the proces of the cause whiche was pleaded longe synce in the courte of Rome and els where, betwene Iohn Hus and the Prelates of Prage.

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At the last he repeted those articles whiche we haue before remēbred, amongst the whiche he rehearsed also one article that Iohn Hus should teache the two natures of the Godhead and manhode to be one Christ, Iohn Hus wēt about briefly with a worde or two to aunswer vnto euery one of thē, MarginaliaThe Cardinall of Cābray cōmaūded Iohn Hus to kep scilence.but as often as he was about to speake, the Cardinal of Cambray cōmaunded hym to holde his peace, saying, now afterwarde you shall aunswere to altogether if you wyll. Then sayd Iohn Hus, howe can I at once aunswere vnto all those thynges whiche are alledged against me, when as I can not remember them all. Then sayde the Cardinall of Florence, we haue heard thee sufficiently, but when as Iohn Hus for all that would not holde his peace, they sent the officers whiche should force hym thereunto. Thē began he to intreate praye and beseche them, that they would heare hym, that such as were present, myght not credite or beleue those thinges to be true whiche were reported of hym. But when all this would nothing preuayle, he kneling downe vpon his knees committed the whole matter vnto God and the Lorde Iesus Christ, for at their handes he beleued easely to obtayne that whiche he desired.

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When the articles aboue sayde were ended, last of all there was added a notable blasphemye which they also imputed vnto Iohn Hus. MarginaliaMarke the vnshāefastnes of them to fayne what they lyst.That is that he said there should be a fourthe persone in diuinitie, and that a certaine doctor did heare him speake the same. When Iohn Hus desyred that the doctor might be named, the bishop whiche had alleged the article, sayd that it was not nedefull to name him, thē said Iohn Hus, O myserable and wretched man that I am, whiche am forced and compelled to beare suche blasphemy and sclaunder.

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Afterwarde the article was repeted how he

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